Boot2Gecko on Pandaboards! Eideticker coming soon...
by nakubu at 2012-08-20 12:45:37

Now that I have my website up again, I'd like to let you all know that, thanks to the efforts of mwu, we have pandaboards running Boot2Gecko (B2G)! To get you started with your pandaboard, I wrote up some B2G Pandaboard instructions based on my somewhat painful experiences:) You'll want to follow these instructions, because simply doing the typical './ <device>' and './' instructions for other devices won't cut it!

So why run B2G on a pandaboard? The answer is we want to get the framerate and other video performance metrics of a device running B2G. For the last few weeks, I've been working on getting Eideticker, a performance metric framework, working with a pandaboard running Boot2Gecko (B2G). A great explanation of Eideticker is found on William Lachance's blog, but briefly, it performs analysis on the video output itself, so we can get measurements like frames-per-second, all by capturing and analysing raw video data. The pandaboard has HDMI out, and is close enough to the target devices we'd like to use, so we're using these are our Eideticker devices. You can track the eideticker/B2G effort with this main tracking bug.

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